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Thursday 27 November 2014 1:14 AM

Maidenhead RFC News

Grove 24, Maidenhead 13

Maidenhead slipped back to ninth in South West 1 East after going down to hosts Grove in a tight match at Wantage.

The result leaves both teams on four wins from 11 starts, but the hosts have leapfrogged Maids into eighth place.

It was Maids' fifth defeat on the road from six matches.

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Windsor 22, Trowbridge


14:00 Fri 21 Nov 2014
Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene Maidenhead RFC may have beaten Devizes 24-10, but Allan Greene was not happy. Maids' head coach was delighted to have picked up a bonus-point victory, and praised some aspects of his team's performance like their
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16:13 Tue 18 Nov 2014
wycombe wand Wycombe Wanderers feature in this week's SportsTALK podcast after Dan watched the Chairboys lose 3-1 to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's Burton Albion last night. Dan spoke to Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth after the game. Back home,
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09:00 Fri 14 Nov 2014
Allan Greene Allan Greene is raring to get stuck into visitors Devizes tomorrow (Saturday) and he expects his rested players to be in a similar frame of mind. Having had a weekend off - a chance, as
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10:00 Thu 20 Nov 2014
Allan Greene A hefty penalty-count was the main reason why Maidenhead struggled to gain a foothold in their smash and grab 24-10 victory over Devizes at Braywick Park on Saturday. That was the reasoning of Maids head
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17:30 Sat 15 Nov 2014
Tom Stileman (right) celebrates with Mike Virgo Maidenhead (10) 24, Devizes (0) 10 Maidenhead were gifted a bonus-point victory by Devizes at Braywick after the visitors squandered numerous match-winning chances while the below-par hosts made the most of the few opportunities they
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16:50 Tue 11 Nov 2014
Drax This week's SportsTALK podcast includes reflections on a late defeat for Maidenhead United away to table-topping Boreham Wood and a six goal thriller at Holloways park. Dan caught up with Magpies manager Johnson Hippolyte for
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10:11 Tue 04 Nov 2014
London Wasps The Advertiser, in association with Green Flag, is giving away one pair of tickets to Wasps versus London Welsh on Sunday, November 16. The match is the final Aviva Premiership match Wasps will play at
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16:07 Wed 29 Oct 2014
London Irish London Irish will return to domestic rugby flying high, insists hooker Jimmy Stevens, after they picked up a major European scalp last week. The Exiles backed up their ten-try thrashing of Italian outfit Rovigo by
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07:00 Fri 14 Nov 2014
Richard Kinsey Richard Kinsey remains phlegmatic as he sets about the task of revamping and re-energising the playing structure and confidence levels at Marlow RFC. He is also brutally honest about where the team are at present.
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10:45 Tue 28 Oct 2014
Thames Valley Police Rugby Thames Valley Police Rugby will play their first cup fixture against Sussex Police at Maidenhead RFC's Braywick Ground tomorrow (Wednesday) (5.30pm kick-off). The force's rugby section has been in the doldrums in recent years
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

Return to our Maidenhead RFC page for all the latest rugby scores, transfer news, pre-match coverage and post-match reaction.


Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com